All re­li­gions should unite to help poor

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

‘ POPE proves wor­thy of saint’, ( Jenny Stirling, TB, July 4). Why, what has he done? Ac­cord­ing to Jenny he is the first Pope to take his name from St Fran­cis of As­sisi, pa­tron of the poor.

So has he do­nated some of his per­sonal mil­lions to the poor or has he or­dered Ge­orge Pell to write out a cheque for a cou­ple of mil­lion to the poor?

Af­ter all, the Pope is the chief hon­cho of a very mas­sive busi­ness with count­less bil­lions of dol­lars at his dis­posal.

You can bet your life all he has done is prayed for them or asked the pub­lic to dig deep and give to a good cause.

Jenny tells us she was once told that she could not be a Chris­tian and a Green be­cause the two are not com­pat­i­ble.

Jenny, I was once told by a Catholic priest that I could not marry my favourite girl sim­ply be­cause her fam­ily were all Catholics and I did not be­lieve in any of this codswal­lop called re­li­gion.

I very quickly told this fella where he can shove his re­li­gion but to keep the peace I said to him make me a Catholic to which he replied you will have to have lessons.

So to cut a long story short af­ter three bor­ing hours of Q and A this bloke told me he would not ac­cept me in his church as he could not an­swer all of my ques­tions.

But af­ter all that I mar­ried my lit­tle Catholic girl and we have brought up over 51 years to­gether.

Get­ting back to the Pope and all re­li­gions – the pre­tence of help­ing the poor and needy is a farce. If they had any in­ten­tion of be­ing a lit­tle bit hon­est for a change, ev­ery re­li­gion would get to­gether, stop cre­at­ing wars and sim­ply give all their many bil­lions of dol­lars to feed the world then I would go to church once a year maybe.

No that’s a lie – I could never do that.

M. WAR­REN,

Townsville.

BE KIND: Pope Fran­cis should do­nate the church’s bil­lions to feed the world’s poor.

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